Portable Field Microscopes

Examining sample with ioLight portable field microscope

When the specimens you want to study are out in the wild, you need a microscope that can go out into the wilderness with you. Portable field microscopes are used in areas where a standard microscope is not practical.

These microscopes are lightweight and easy to carry, some being small enough to fit in your pocket. They’re commonly used to inspect the surfaces of metals, coins, stamps, and botanicals. Though it would be easy to assume that portable microscopes would lack in image quality to make up for their portability, you’d be wrong: field microscopes can offer impressively high image resolution even when you’re on the go.

Unique features of portable field microscopes might include solar power options or a magnetic base, which is especially useful in metallurgical applications. Most of these microscopes are monocular, but there are technologically advanced options like the ioLight portable digital microscopes that work with your mobile device to display your samples on your screen instead of having to look directly through a monocular lens. Quite a few of our portable field microscopes are phone-friendly, with some even having a smartphone clip so that you can carry your phone and microscope together.

A sampling of features our portable field microscopes includes:

  • 10x, 20x, 40x, 50x, 100x, and even 500x magnification
  • Images you can display on your smartphone, tablet, or computer
  • Lightweight build with portable designs that can fit in your pocket
  • Metal construction for durability
  • Built-in LED light
  • Rubberized eyepieces for comfortable viewing
  • Magnetic work base
  • Tripod base
  • Handy carrying case
  • And so much more!

While New York Microscope Company’s portable field microscope prices are the most competitive, we will beat any advertised price that you bring to us. If you’re looking for a portable field microscope that you can’t find on our website, please contact us so we can do some research and then offer it to you at our competitive prices. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by email or phone to assist you with any questions about our products or unforeseen problems that have arisen.

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